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Youth, climate and nuclear disarmament – new initiatives

Youth movements for climate action, peace and nuclear disarmament have sprung up in Europe and around the world in the past few years as young people have become concerned about existential threats to current and future generations, and increasingly frustrated at the insufficient action by governments to address these threats.

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UN Secretary-General reminds world of priority for Disarmament

On May 24, the International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres released a video message highlighting the importance of disarmament, in particular nuclear disarmament. ‘Today the global security environment is threatened from many sides‘ said Mr Guterres. ‘Regional nuclear challenges persist. And tensions between nuclear

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A divided UN General Assembly votes on nuclear disarmament resolutions

Oct 24-30 was UN Disarmament Week, during which member states voted on a range of disarmament decisions and resolutions. Decisions generally relate to actions to be undertaken by UN Secretariat, and require implementation. Resolutions, on the other hand, are mostly indications of governments’ positions and intent. They can be very

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